Gregory M. Cingle, CPA, Finance/Tax Director
E-mail:
6161 Engle Road
Brook Park, Ohio 44142
Phone: (216) 433-1533
Fax: (216) 433-0822
Window Hours:
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (no appointment necessary)
Assistance is provided for residents preparing and filing CITY tax returns

Our offices will have extended hours until 7:00 p.m. on March 21nd, 28th, April 4th and April 11th. We will also be open Saturday, April 8th and 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
DUE TO THE MUNICIPAL TAX CHANGES IMPOSED BY HOUSE BILL 5 OUR TAX FORM FOR 2016 IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVISION. WE WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE COMPLETE BY END OF JANUARY.


Mission Statement
The City of Brook Park Income Tax Division is charged with the collection, audit, and enforcement of the municipal income tax ordinance. Through proper tax revenue collection, we assist the Department of Finance in maintaining and strengthening the fiscal integrity of the City. We strive to provide the taxpayers of Brook Park with high quality, cost effective, professional, and courteous service.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS RETURNS ARE DUE APRIL 18, 2017.
Extensions and tax payments are due by April 18, 2017.

Businesses filing on a Fiscal basis are required to file by the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of tax year.

TAX RATE: 2%
Credit for tax paid to other cities: 100%
Limitation of Credit: 2%

Interest Rate Notice: Tax Year 2016

The interest rate for taxable year 2016 is 5%.
The interest rate for taxable year 2017 is 6%.

Ohio revised Code 718.27 requires the interest rate for tax underpayments be the federal short term rate (rounded to the nearest whole number percent) plus five percent (5%). Interest shall be imposed per annum, on all unpaid income tax, unpaid estimated income tax, and unpaid withholding tax. The rate shall apply for the calendar year next following the July of the year in which the federal short-term rate is determined.

Get information on free tax preparation Dial 211 (UNITED WAY – VITA).

HOW TO FILE: The Tax Department is here to help with any city tax return issue. Forms may be obtained below. Returns and extensions can be completed and sent in via regular mail, dropped off, day or night, in the green depository safe located outside City Hall, or brought to the tax window inside City Hall. Operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To facilitate payment our department accepts MASTER CARD and VISA. Installment plans are available via direct debit authorization.

THE CITY OF BROOK PARK ACCEPTS MASTERCARD & VISA CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS FOR PAYMENT

To assist our residents and businesses, we have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions that will hopefully help answer your tax questions.

Brook Park is a member of the Ohio Municipal League. The Ohio Municipal League was incorporated as an Ohio non-profit in 1952 by city and village officials who saw the need for a statewide association to serve the interests of Ohio municipal government. To visit their website click here.

Registration is required of each resident and every association, business, corporation or other profession, whether resident in the City of Brook Park or nonresident business entities using the prescribed forms, please click below for these forms.


Tax Connect Online

Click Here To Enter The Tax Connect Website
Click Here For Tax Connect Online Demo

REGISTRATION FORMS:
Business and Corporate Registration Form
Individual Resident Questionaire

INCOME TAX FORMS FOR THE CITY OF BROOK PARK

2016 Tax Return Form (Fillable PDF) coming soon!
2016 Tax Return Form coming soon!
2016 Tax Instructions and Application for Extension Form (Fillable PDF) coming soon!
2016 Tax Instructions and Application for Extension Form coming soon!
2016 City of Brook Park Refund Disclosure & Disclaimer Form

2015 Tax Return Form (Fillable PDF)
2015 Tax Return Form
2015 Tax Instructions and Application for Extension Form (Fillable PDF)
2015 City of Brook Park Refund Disclosure & Disclaimer Form

2014 City of Brook Park Income Tax Return
2014 City of Brook Park Income Tax Return (Fillable PDF)
2014 City of Brook Park Refund Disclosure & Disclaimer
2014 City of Brook Park Income Tax Instructions and Application for Automatic Extension
2014 Fillable Extension and Instructions


Additional Tax Forms:

Withholding Tax Rate is 2%
Withholding Reconciliation Form & Instructions (Form BW-3)
Reconciliation – Instructions for CD-Rom Submission

Withholding Instructions and 2016 Due Dates for Monthly/Quarterly Filers (Form BW-1)
Electronic Funds Registration Form-ACH Credit
ACH-Debit Instructions Payment for Employee Withholding
ACH-Credit Addenda Record Layout for Employee Withholding
Withholding Tax Non Electronic Payment Form
Federal Holidays List for 2016 (Do not use weekend or holiday dates as effective dates)

Pay Taxes go to TAX CONNECT

Estimated Tax
Declaration of Estimated Tax (Form D-1)
Statement of Estimated Tax Due (Form BQ-1)
Pay Taxes go to TAX CONNECT

Admissions: Tax Rate is 3%
Application for Certificate of Registration Admissions Tax Permanent (Form ADM-2)
Application for Certificate of Registration Admissions Tax Temporary (Form ADM-3)
Admissions Tax Form (Form ADM-1)
Pay Taxes go to TAX CONNECT

Hotel/Excise: Tax Rate is 3%
Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Form (Form H-1)
Pay Taxes go to TAX CONNECT

Parking License Fee
Pay Taxes go to TAX CONNECT

FEDERAL TAX FORMS INFORMATION

The IRS has consolidated its form distribution centers; therefore City Hall will not have federal forms available.
The Brook Park Library is the distribution center for zip code 44142.
CALL 1-800-829-3676, and follow the prompts.

Click Here for Federal Tax Forms (http://www.irs.gov)

STATE OF OHIO TAX FORMS
Click Here for State Tax Forms


CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF BROOK PARK
(click below for description of code)

CITY OF BROOK PARK – TAXATION CODE (PART SEVENTEEN) – For Tax year 2015 and prior

TAX DEPARTMENT RULES & REGULATIONS—For Part 17
Article I and II Purpose and Definitions
Article III Imposition of Tax
Article IV Effective Period of Tax
Article V Return of Payment
Article VI Collection at Source
Article VII Declarations
Article VIII Duties of Administrator
Article IX Examination of Books and Records
Article X Interest and Penalties
Article XI Collection of Unpaid Taxes
Article XII Violations, Penalties
Article XIII Board of Review
Article XIV Disbursement of Receipts
Article XV Credit for Tax Paid to Another Municipality
Article XVI Savings Clause
Article XVII Collection of Tax After Termination of Ordinance

City of Brook Park—Taxation Code (Part Eighteen) For Tax Year 2016 and On
Ordinance No 9984-2015

STATE OF OHIO – TAX DEPARTMENT


IMPORTANT STATE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

LOTTERY PROCEEDS and other income from games of chance, prizes and awards are taxable at the city level and need to be reported commencing with the 2004 return.

For those who are estimated taxpayers, remember by JANUARY 31, 2014, you must pay 100% of the prior year’s tax or 90% of the current year’s tax. Assistance is available to calculate the required payment amount. Please have applicable pay-stubs or w-2 forms handy. If you are self-employed, ask your accountant for advice.